Varda Breger - Israeli Artist and poet

 

My works, paintings and poems, deal with Man's destructive impact on frail ecosystems, the biodiversity as well as social injustices in society.

The lack of balance between progress and nature, resulting from man’s failure to conserve and distribute the resources on the planet amongst its inhabitants, is manifested in the disappearing variety of life especially the extinction of wildlife.

Some of my works are dedicated to the poor state of women in some parts of the world, without rights, abused and treated as sex objects for sale.

Lately I am looking up to the life of wandering birds as a model to life without boundaries, a model for peace. You will find pelicans, cranes and more.

The unique aquarelle style contains many creative, unusual elements, such as the use of tires and shoes imprinted upon the white paper of nature themes. The contrast of the opaque prints on the aquarelle delicate and transparent paintings, suggests the destructive intrusion of human impact. The paper is tilted and the colors' streams imprison the sad objects, or maybe they reflect our own poor face?

- Varda breger ורדה בְּרֶגֶר



Biography

Varda Breger was born in Israel and lives in Tel Aviv. She has a master's degree in Chemistry, and has displayed her works at more than twenty five solo exhibitions, and participated in many more exhibitions in Israel and abroad.

She is a member of the Israel Forum of Ecological Art, , and the Tel Aviv Artists and Sculptors Association, and was elected to the International organizations "Artists for Conservation"-AFC and European Artists.

In 2004, she was awarded the Franz Kafka medal for Art by the European Circle Franz Kafka.
In 2011 she was invited to Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany and was awarded the second Leonardo prize for works on paper,and in2012 she was awarded the first prize for works on paper.

In 2012 Varda published her book "Planet Of Life" Paintings and poems in Hebrew and English.

In 2013 she was invited tothe Biennale in Izmir,453 artists from 53 countries and she was awarded the second prize for painting.


She was invited and took part in international symposiums in Slovakia, Germany Bulgaria, Italy, Finland and England and Austria.

Varda Breger conveys her personal philosophy and feelings also in poetry mostly in short poems, haiku style.

"Civilization-ignoring the elegies of earth"

 

Varda Breger’s works deal with the conquering of nature by man, and the painful relations in human society.

The lack of balance between progress and nature, resulting from man’s failure to conserve and distribute the resources on the planet amongst its inhabitants, is manifested in the disappearing variety of life especially the extinction of wildlife.

Lately many of her works are dedicated to the inferior and hopeless state of women in western and eastern society and the poor state of Africa...

Asphalt & Aquarelle, the conqueror and the trampled, are embodied in the technique of the paintings. Vibrating opposing tensions between the transparent flowing aquarelle language, against the opaque and intensity that only acrylic color can supply.

- Dafna Olami - Curator 

 


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